Dr. Sharon Startup
31 years ago Dr. Sharon Startup started practicing veterinary medicine. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and in 1989, she started a general veterinary practice in Knoxville, TN. She began performing dental procedures and oral surgery in 1997. Her interest in Veterinary Dentistry grew, and she pursued advanced training so that she could provide the best dental care for her patients. In 2014, Dr. Startup became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, joining the elite group of dental specialists worldwide who have successfully passed the AVDC boards.
At Animal Dental Services Dr. Startup and her team are passionate about providing pets premium dental and oral surgery care. Animal Dental Services has practices in Knoxville, TN, Summerville, SC, Columbia, SC and Charleston, SC.
Dr. Startup’s passion for her field has led her to stay very involved. She has published articles and book chapters and taught senior veterinary students, veterinary interns, veterinary dentistry program residents, as well as private practitioners from around the globe.
Dr. Startup sees cases that vary from complicated oral surgical cases to routine dental cleanings and dental x-ray. She specializes in oral surgery, root canal therapy, periodontal therapy, jaw fracture repair, oral cancer surgery and management, restorative therapy for tooth defects, and malocclusion correction.
Dr. Startup works to support veterinarians around the world with the existing dentistry knowledge in their clinics with continuing education courses and speaking events to help up-to-date, quality dentistry make sense for clinics of all sizes. Her courses aim to share how beneficial up to date dentistry can be for the patients, the clients, and the clinics.